Mary Noailles Murfree Novelist

Mary noailles murfree

Mary Noailles Murfree (January 24, 1850 – July 31, 1922) was an American fiction writer of novels and short stories who wrote under the pen name Charles Egbert Craddock. She is considered by many to be Appalachia's first significant female writer and her work a necessity for the study of Appalachian literature, although a number of characters in her work reinforce negative stereotypes about the region. She has been favorably compared to Bret Harte and Sarah Orne Jewett, creating post-Civil War American local-color literature. Murfree was born near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in the house later celebrated in her novel, Where the Battle was Fought and in the town named after her great-grandfather, Colonel Hardy Murfree. Her father was a successful lawyer of Nashville, and her youth was spent in both Murfreesboro and Nashville. From 1867 to 1869 she attended the Chegary Institute, a finishing school in Philadelphia. Murfree would spend her summers in Beersheba Springs. For a number of years after the Civil War the Murfree family lived in St. Louis, returning in 1890 to Murfreesboro, where she lived until her death.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 24th, 1850
United States of America
Date of death
July 31st, 1922 at age of 72
Places lived
Tennessee , United States of America
pop. 6,495,978 (2013)

Written work

1.In the Tennessee mountains

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1884. at Boston
1885. at New York City

2.prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains

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1885. at New York City

3.Down the ravine

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1886. at Boston

4.In the clouds

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1887. at Boston

5.The story of Keedon bluffs

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1888. at Boston

6.In Stranger People's Country

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1891. at New York City

7.The phantoms of the foot bridge, and other stories

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1895. by Harper at New York City

8.A spectre of power

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1903. at New York City

9.The Storm Centre

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1905. by Reprint Services Corp

10.The windfall

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1907. at London

11.The fair Mississippian

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1908. at New York City

12.The Ordeal

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1912. at London


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